Sunday, December 30, 2012

La Bodega Portraits

I had the awesome opportunity to draw portraits of all nine staff members at LaBodega this past month for Pamela. They should be up soon in the 'staff picks' area.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The Great Talkeetna Festival of Books

I'm going to be two sets of classes and a presentation on Banned Books for the Talkeetna Festival of Books in a few weeks.  Out of excitement, I mocked up a poster based on my daughter Grace in her  Mexican wrestling cape.  The festival is September 21st and 22nd, and I'll be teaching and presenting most of second day. 

F Magzaine!

Over the last few months, I've been fortunate enough to contribute to F Magazine's comic page, along with Pat Race with Alaska Robotics.  Here are the three bi-monthly installments that have gone to press  so far.  I started off with a "Would You Rather" theme, then went back to the old standbys of food, robots, monsters, and ghosts.  I'll post more up as new issues come out. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

U.K. Travel Diary pt. 2

Here's part two of my Uk food sketchbook. These are some of the most standard, workaday food I had on the trip. The walnut and triekle pie (kind of like molasses) was a really rich pecan pie type dessert.

Champ is the national dish if Northern Ireland, mashed potatoes, cream and leek.

The cinnamon scone is famous worldwide and found in this little coffee shop, the Baytree, down an alley in my wife's hometown, Holywood, N. Ireland. It's a buttery, flaky scone, more like a Southern biscuit, covered in caramelized sugar and cinnamon.



Thursday, May 24, 2012

U.K. Food Travel Diary

While on my recent extended trip to Northern Ireland, North England and Scotland rather than do a standard sketch diary, I just catologued all the food. There was a lot of food.




Friday, March 02, 2012

More Mustache March photos

After the first picture was posted up, the donations started to roll in!  Amazing.  Thanks everyone!

The Amazing Grace and the Terrible Two!

To keep busy and productive, while being a busy dad, I've made a goal to do a birthday print for my daughter as well as our family's awesome holiday card.  This is this year's endeavor, which includes the Mighty Mite's love of pirates, sweet belts, and being in charge of everything.  The eye patch is pending.  

Mustache March is on

Nils, thanks for the donation!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Magnificent March Mustache!

Mustache March is in full swing and my beard has magically fallen away to reveal a magnificent March mustache. The only thing left to do is donate money to it to support the good work at Covenant House as a sign of respect. As was the plan last year, everyone who donates will have get a unique picture of grace in a mustache posted to Facebook in their honor. How can you not donate? (hint: you must!)

FirstGiving - Your fundraising

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Alaska Immigration Justice Project "Portraits"

I realized I was completely remiss in not posting anything up about the book I edited as part of my Leadership Anchorage Project for the Alaska Immigration Justice Project.  In short, we had five writers matched with five artists from UAA to produce a book on the first hand experiences of families who immigrated to Alaska.  The end product just about killed everyone to finish in the space of a few months, but  it was very well received, with two gallery shows at the Loussac Library and the UAA Consortium Library as well as tv and newspaper coverage.  

The final project has been given away at the AIJP offices and is free to read on the web.  

The Mighty Baby

I had the great honor to do a birth announcement for Kim and Andy for their amazing and lovely first born, Sabina.  I started the project with them a few months before their baby was born, so it was a lot of planning then a flurry of activity to wrap everything up as soon as possible.  I ended up going with a quilted and stitched theme, with the tot wrapped in a terrycloth star, then drew lil' Sabina in as soon as she was fully cooked.    

Friday, February 10, 2012

Birthday print

I've taken to doing a new print for my daughter's birthday.  The first year was a circus themed birth announcement, last year was St. Patrick's day themed.  This year, B-Move Serial, "The Amazing Grace and the Terrible Two."  Here's a detail and I'll post up the full version before her birthday next month.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

This project was for the Anchorage Waterway's Council and was up on a number of municipal buses in October.  (I though I'd already posted it up, but I guess I forgot).  

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Life as Comics

I've got a new post up at my newly repurposed Illustration Alaska Blog about a set of classes I'm giving at three different Anchorage Library branches.  Check it out there or here's the flyer.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Paper Posts

I tried to set the bar very high for this year's Christmas card, so I went with a paper-craft version of the family with my wife doing a diorama to go with them.  I won't go into all the details and I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but it was a lot, lot of work and tedious folding, but everything turned out better than I imagined.  

If you want to take a stab, and why wouldn't you, I've included some color-your-own templates at the bottom if you want to have your own Post adventures.   

Here are the Post templates:  

Sunday, January 22, 2012


One of the other things I've been up to was Enzina Marrari's last curated show at Middleway Cafe, which was up from October through November.  I enjoyed these pieces a lot, especially with the Halloween theme, and made a decision to do everything, apart from the backgrounds, in Illustrator.  They were also printed on canvas, which made them really pop. Look for three of the four prints on Esty in the near future.